Junkyard complaints in Cherokee Co., Sheriff wants litter cleaned up

Gaffney residents have been voicing their concerns about the junkyard at the intersection of River Drive and Cherokee Avenue and Sheriff says time to bring the business up to code.

A community meeting was held in Gaffney where the Sheriff announced his plan to clean things up Thursday night after residents complained about an overflowing junkyard.

As of April 1st, Sheriff Steve Mueller’s Office has taken over jurisdiction to make sure all residents are following the rules.

Mueller says Gaffney residents have been voicing their concerns about the junkyard at the intersection of River Drive and Cherokee Avenue and it’s time to bring the business up to code to make the community a nicer place.

Within the next 3 months, the junkyard owner must install a fence to keep the trash from spilling into the streets, pave a driveway, and plant trees around the perimeter to keep the junkyard from being noticeable from the road.

Mueller also hopes by enforcing these laws, this will help keep drugs off the street.

“The owner had already gotten pending charges, he’s on able monitor currently and some of the employees there, in fact most of the employees the, have criminal histories. They have been arrested. Most of the people going there -most- have criminal history”

Mueller plans to have a “Cleanup Day” on Saturday, May 21st where volunteers will help with litter pickup, grass cutting, and junk removal from property.

To schedule a litter pickup at your residence or business, contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office here

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